Alphaville, originally uploaded by Coilhouse.

made in 1965 by French New Wave pioneer Jean-Luc Godard, this futuristic film noir became an instant favorite for me.

Darkly satirical, set in an Orwellian alter-reality Paris and filled with collages of stark dystopian imagery throughout, it had me hooked at totalitarian robot-controlled city.

Filmed on Godard’s conservative budget, Alphaville makes its financial limitations known with bypassing flashy special effects in favor of brazen heavy-handed symbolism i have no choice but to adore.

Political oppression, brooding super-detective, eerie villains, style, an awkwardly disjointed romance and nods to a variety of classics – impossible to resist!

Sometimes reality is too complex for oral communication. But legend embodies it in a form which enables it to spread all over the world.

One Response to “Alphaville”

  1. Filipe Russo Says:

    Bible and dictionary aren’t the same thing? In Alphaville they are one and the same.
    Sometimes I watch scanner darkly, alphaville and then blade runner in this order as if they are just one big documentary.